NAPROSYN is very useful in treating inflammation and swelling, stiffness, and joint pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, spinal arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and acute gout.
Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information.
You may choose to take NAPROSYN with a meal to avoid an upset stomach or without one.
It is very important that you complete the dosage schedule and do not interrupt it in between without seeking prior consultation from your doctor in case you are using it for treating arthritis.
Taking your medication at the same time each day is a tried and tested method to avoid missing any doses.
Drug Class and Mechanism
NAPROSYN falls under nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug and it is used to treat conditions like inflammation and swelling, stiffness, and joint pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, spinal arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, and acute gout.
Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But keep in mind that you will have to adjust your next dose by spacing it out by 4 to 5 hours. If this is not possible, then the best thing to do would be to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Store NAPROSYN at room temperature (read medicine label if unsure). Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not directly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Protect it from kids and pets.
An overdose of NAPROSYN may have adverse effects that require immediate medical attention. Contact the nearest emergency poison control center immediately if you notice effects like drowsiness, heartburn, indigestion, nausea and vomiting .
Doctors advise against using NAPROSYN if you are allergic to any ingredient in it or to any other NSAIDs.
Discuss your past/current medical history in detail with your doctor before beginning treatment with any new medication. If you are using any herbal supplements or over the counter medication, including vitamin pills, then mention it to your doctor.
Your condition might be monitored or the dosage might be modified to suit you if you have conditions like an ulcer or bleeding in your stomach, drink more than three alcoholic beverages a day, have liver disease, have kidney disease, have a coagulation (bleeding) disorder, have congestive heart failure, have fluid retention, have heart disease, or have high blood pressure.
NAPROSYN may increase the risk of getting dizziness or drowsiness. This risk greatly increases if you combine it with alcoholic beverages. So please avoid them while using NAPROSYN. Also, avoid undertaking any tasks which require mental alertness (driving, handling heavy machinery etc).
Naprosyn is in the FDA pregnancy category B. This means that it is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby.
If you are a nursing mother and breast feed your baby, then too, seek consultation before using NAPROSYN as some drugs are excreted in the breast milk and may enter the baby.
Most medications have some kind of side effects associated with them. The commonest of these side effects are temporary and mild and fade away without any special attention.
These include dizziness or headache; nausea, diarrhea, or constipation; depression; fatigue or weakness; dry mouth; or irregular menstrual periods.
However, in some cases, these mild side effects may persist or become bothersome. In such cases, seek medical attention.
Also, in some rare cases, it may lead to severe side effects like an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); muscle cramps, numbness, or tingling; ulcers (open sores) in the mouth; rapid weight gain (fluid retention); seizures; decreased hearing or ringing in the ears; yellowing of your skin or eyes (jaundice); or abdominal cramping, heartburn, or indigestion.
Seek medical attention if you notice any of these side effects.
Side effects that are not listed here may also occur.